The UK doesn’t have a national housing crisis, but there is a housing crisis in our most unaffordable cities. Our work offers ideas on how national and local leaders can get homes built where demand is highest.
£100,000 gets you a whole house in Burnley but barely a bedroom in Central London, but what does this really tell us about these places?
The private rented sector needs reform, but history, and economics tell us that rent controls do not work
What changes are needed to get more housing built where it is needed?
Politicians and campaigners from across the political spectrum are coming together to push for changes to green belt policies
The Government’s revised planning rulebook focuses too much on rural areas, and not enough on cities
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Our recent Capital Cities housing report sparked a debate among commentators. Here’s our response to some of the points raised
It is common to identify the 'financialisation' of housing as the cause of the crisis, but the shortage of housing stock is a more likely problem
Andrew Carter argues that the political, cultural and economic divides in Britain are rooted in uneven economic growth, and without reform to ensure more homes are built, the problem will only get worse
Housing is connected to how people voted in the referendum. Any politician who wants to address our Brexit divides will need to end the housing shortages in our growing cities
The next prime minister needs to have a government programme that improves the lives of people in cities
What's the relationship between urban economies and housing wealth in England and Wales?
The restrictive planning system has made urban homeowners in the Greater South East more than £80,000 richer over the past six years than those elsewhere in England and Wales
New research confirms some of our worries: to be more inclusive, strong city economies need to work on becoming more accessible.
British policymakers should look to Japan’s planning system for inspiration on how to solve the housing crisis
It is too soon to say whether Southern England’s recent weak house price growth is part of a broader long-term trend